appointed product development manager-Northwest for Simpson Timber Company. He succeeds John Gould, who is leaving fulltime employment. Dr. Bohme comes to Simpson from Champion International, where he had been director of the container technology,
Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Sparrows Point (Md.) shipyard delivered a record-shattering 530,- 000 deadweight tons of shipping in 1976. The yard launched two 265,000- dwt tankers and delivered two during 1976. The year ended with employment slightly down,
President of Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pa., Paul E. Atkinson, after 35 years of employment, has announced his intention to retire from the company at year end. To make the transfer of authority as smooth as possible, Mr. Atkinson submitted his immediate resignation.
A.L. Burbank & Company, Ltd., New York, N.Y., well-known steamship owners, agents, brokers and consultants to the maritime industry, has announced the election of Peter Burbank to the office of chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the company.
The past two to three years have seen a continuing growth of interest in ro/ro vessels, with a relatively small but nevertheless steady stream of orders for this type of ship—both large and small — being placed with shipyards in Europe and Japan.
Marlin Drilling Co., Inc. has awarded Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont, Texas, shipyard a contract for construction of a new independent leg jackup drilling rig. The new rig, to be named Marlin No. 14, is scheduled for delivery in August 1979, becoming Marlin's 10th offshore rig.
Huthnance Drilling Company has awarded Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont, Texas, shipyard a contract for construction of a new jackup rig, the Acadian Spirit. The new rig, expected to be delivered in June 1979, will drill off Louisiana under
A new organization, the Fast Sealift Ship Readiness Support Squadron, has been established under the Navy's Military Sealift Command, with headquarters at Naval Station Mayport, Fla. The squadron commander is Capt. Thomas E. Morin, USN. It will be staffed with two naval officers,
Bird-Johnson Company, Walpole, Mass., has begun construction of a $5-million blade-machining facility to convert bronze castings into finished marine propeller blades. The announcement was made by Howard H. Scott, chairman and chief executive officer, at a cornerstone-laying ceremony.